Medical Services

Dear Puentes Patients, Our office has limited hours due to the coronavirus pandemic. At this time, we are only able to see patients in person by appointment; patients without appointments will not be seen. We are also providing some services by phone. COVID testing is available by appointment only on Mondays and Thursdays.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
  • Call our office at 215-454-8000. Leave a message with your name, birthdate, and reason for your call. We will call you back to set up a time for your health appointment.
  • Urgent calls will be triaged by our Nurse Liaison, and those patients will be called by a provider sooner if appropriate.

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

CDC guidelines English: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
  • CONTACT US at 215-454-8000 anytime and we will return your call to schedule your appointment during regular business hours. We cannot return your call if you do not leave a message.

If you have any of the following emergency signs, please do not call our office. Instead, call 911 or go directly to the emergency room.

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Bluish lips or face

Our Services

Clinical Care

Clinical services include adult primary care and women’s health. While adult primary care and prevention is the focus of our on-site clinical activity, we also provide monthly specialty care  in the following areas, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, physical therapy and podiatry. Telephone: 215-454-8000; Fax: 215-893-2251; Email: info@puentesdesalud.org


 

Women’s Health

Women’s health at Puentes provides routine GYN care such as cervical cancer screening and mammogram referrals, STI screening and treatment, pregnancy tests, contraceptive initiation and surveillance. We also provide evaluation for common gyn issues and are a Healthy Woman provider site.


 

Comenzando Bien Prenatal Education Program

Developed by the March of Dimes and the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services, Comenzando Bien is a prenatal education program for Latinx women. The curriculum–delivered by Puentes de Salud’s Community Nurse Liaison and volunteer student nurses–is designed to educate women in a supportive group setting about the importance of receiving prenatal care from early pregnancy through delivery. The program covers physiological and psychological changes during pregnancy, the stages of labor and strategies for managing physical symptoms. It also helps expectant mothers identify necessary behavior changes to prevent birth defects, premature delivery, low birth weight and infant mortality.


 

Diabetes Management

Puentes de Salud has developed an innovative diabetes management program that spans from the clinic to the community. A registry of diabetic patients at Puentes de Salud helps providers track patients’ regular laboratory tests and their receipt of appropriate medicines and services. Puentes de Salud offers all diabetic patients individual counseling with a nurse educator that covers the principles of sugar monitoring at home, dietary modification, physical activity and weight management. This program also features a series of group classes led by Puentes de Salud’s promotoras—including grocery shopping trips, cooking demonstrations and salsa dancing—for diabetic patients in the community setting.


Dental Care

In partnership with Penn Dental Medicine our Dental Suite welcomes Penn Dental faculty and students provide oral health education, and diagnostic, preventive, restorative and surgical dental care in our three-chair dental facility and provide expedited referral for specialty dental care at Penn Dental.